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djkslc
04-13-2013, 09:57 PM
I would love to have a mounted video camera on the tower that followed you behind the boat. I found this http://soloshot.com/ . Has anyone mounted this to the tower? What other options are out there?

CC2MC
04-13-2013, 11:02 PM
I would love to have a mounted video camera on the tower that followed you behind the boat. I found this http://soloshot.com/ . Has anyone mounted this to the tower? What other options are out there?

That is a really cool and probably very expensive toy. Here are some less high tech versions to get you going back and forth across the wake. I also saw something else built into the new CC G23 tower where the rope tie off point is and it rotates with the rope. It was very clean looking. I can't remember the manufacturer though. It seems like the rep told me that CC manufactures the tower housing for the camera itself though. I believe the option is called Nautique Action Cam.

http://www.miamiskinautiques.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Trakker_topmountmin i&Click=1771&gclid=CKbO8PaVybYCFQaznQodzBgAxA

http://www.wakejak.com/camera_mount.html

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/boat/accessories/acscitemdetail/5/412/1713/12771/all/1/11772/0/detail.aspx

GoneBoatN
04-14-2013, 12:34 AM
I don't have one but thought this one looked good: http://wakevideo.com/

fskof
04-14-2013, 10:00 AM
I would love to have a mounted video camera on the tower that followed you behind the boat. I found this http://soloshot.com/ . Has anyone mounted this to the tower? What other options are out there?

Wow, what a cool idea. Now why didnt I think of that.

88 PS190
04-14-2013, 12:21 PM
I saw that once, and meant to do some math.

Any of the rope trackers have the problem that the rope goes slack/pops/jitters.

So video often lags behind the rider, then jumps, or gives you a great view of where the rider is not, then jumps back to the rider once they land. You solve this by zooming out further.

I was reading on this system, the only problem I see is that it turns fairly slowly, they have a specification for how many degrees the unit turns per second, but with your rider edging behind the boat and changing direction, I am not certain the unit keep up with the user.

It is of course designed for mounting in a stationary position, and having the user go past one direction at a time - figured it would be slick positioned near a slalom course and mounting the tracking unit near the rear of the boat.